Tackle nervous system conditions in a holistic manner.
What does an Osteopathic Neurologist do?
Nerves, and the tiny cells that support them, make up about five percent of the human body. These nerves allow people to hear, see, smell, touch, taste, move, and think. They’re an important part of what makes life worth living, and what makes life even possible to begin with.
However, these nerves aren’t invincible. Disease, accidents, and genetic problems can all cause nerve damage. An Osteopathic Neurologist is trained to diagnose and treat these issues, and provide relief.
As an Osteopathic Neurologist, you’re trained to treat the entire person. While a Neurologist might consider a patient to be a bundle of nerves that needs fixing, an Osteopathic Neurologist is concerned with the interplay of the nervous system and the rest of the body’s responses. As a result, you spend a significant amount of time talking to, and working with, your patients. Performing full exams, doing subtle physical adjustments, and reading over the person’s entire medical record helps you form a clear picture of their issue.
EMG Technicians, Radiologists, and Laboratory Technicians stand at the ready to run tests. When the results come back, you use them to further clarify the patient’s diagnosis.
At the end of all of this poking, prodding, and testing, you tell the patient what you’ve found, and you develop a treatment program. Sending a patient to physical therapy or to surgery might be helpful, but medications might also do the trick. You also write a report for the patient’s Doctor, so the entire medical team knows what you’ve recommended.